Stanford University

Research

Working papers

Screening and Selection: The Case of Mammograms
With Liran Einav, Amy Finkelstein, Tamar Oostrom, and Abigail Ostriker
NBER working paper #26162

What Drives Prescription Opioid Abuse?  Evidence from Migration
With Amy Finkelstein and Matthew Gentzkow

Place-Based Drivers of Mortality: Evidence from Migration
With Amy Finkelstein and Matthew Gentzkow
Revise-and-resubmit, American Economic Review​​​​​
NBER working paper #25975

Publications

Who Profits from Patents? Rent-Sharing at Innovative Firms
With Patrick Kline, Neviana Petkova, and Owen Zidar
2019, Quarterly Journal of Economics 134(3): 1343-1404
Copyright 2019, Oxford Journals
NBER working paper #25245
Online appendix

The More We Die, The More We Sell? A Simple Test of the Home-Market Effect
With Arnaud Costinot, Dave Donaldson, and Margaret Kyle
2019, Quarterly Journal of Economics 134(2): 843-894
Copyright 2019, Oxford Journals
NBER working paper #22538
NIH Public Access PMC6451965
Online appendix

How Do Patents Affect Follow-on Innovation? Evidence from the Human Genome
With Bhaven Sampat
2019, American Economic Review 109(1): 203-236
Copyright 2019, American Economic Association
NBER working paper #21666
NIH Public Access PMC6317741
Online appendix

How Do Patents Affect Research Investments?
2017, Annual Reviews of Economics 9: 441-469
Copyright 2017, Annual Reviews
NBER working paper #23088
NIH Public Access PMC5664960

Adjusting Risk Adjustment: Accounting for Variation in Diagnostic Intensity
With Amy Finkelstein, Matthew Gentzkow, and Peter Hull
2017, New England Journal of Medicine 376(7): 608-610 
Copyright 2017, NEJM Group
NIH Public Access PMC5380362
Supplementary Appendix 1
Supplementary Appendix 2

Sources of Geographic Variation in Health Care: Evidence from Patient Migration
With Amy Finkelstein and Matthew Gentzkow
2016, Quarterly Journal of Economics 131(4): 1681-1726
Copyright 2016, MIT Press
NBER working paper #20789
NIH Public Access PMC5243120
Online appendix

Why is Infant Mortality Higher in the US Than in Europe?
With Alice Chen and Emily Oster
2016, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 8(2): 89-124
Copyright 2016, American Economic Association
NBER working paper #20525
NIH Public Access PMC4856058

Paying on the Margin for Medical Care: Evidence from Breast Cancer Treatments
With Liran Einav and Amy Finkelstein
2016, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 8(1): 52-79
Copyright 2016, American Economic Association
NBER working paper #20226
NIH Public Access PMC4758371
Online appendix

Do Firms Underinvest in Long-Term Research? Evidence from Cancer Clinical Trials
With Eric Budish and Benjamin Roin
2015, American Economic Review 105(7): 2044-2085
Copyright 2015, American Economic Association
NBER working paper #19430
NIH Public Access PMC4557975
Online appendix
Data construction scripts
Awarded the Kauffman/iHEA Award for Health Care Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research
Awarded the iHEA Kenneth J. Arrow Award

Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation: Evidence from the Human Genome
2013, Journal of Political Economy 121(1): 1-27
Copyright 2013, University of Chicago Press
NBER working paper #16213
NIH Public Access PMC3955392
Online appendix

Estimating Marginal Returns to Medical Care: Evidence from At-Risk Newborns
With Douglas Almond, Joseph Doyle, and Amanda Kowalski
2010, Quarterly Journal of Economics 125(2): 591-634
Copyright 2010, MIT Press
NBER working paper #14522
NIH Public Access PMC2903901
Online appendix
Reply to Barreca et al.; 2011, Quarterly Journal of Economics 126(4): 2125-2131
Awarded the 2010 HCUP Outstanding Article of the Year award
Awarded the 2011 Garfield Economic Impact Award

Published Conference Proceedings

Is American Health Care Uniquely Inefficient?  Evidence from Prescription Drugs
With Margaret Kyle
2017, American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings 107(5): 486-90
Copyright 2017, American Economic Association
NBER working paper #23068
NIH Public Access PMC5445925

Patents and Research Investments: Assessing the Empirical Evidence
With Eric Budish and Benjamin Roin
2016, American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings 106(5): 183-187
Copyright 2016, American Economic Association
NBER working paper #21889
NIH Public Access PMC4880049 
Online appendix

Other Writing

A Toolkit of Policies to Promote Innovation
With Nicholas Bloom and John Van Reenen 
2019,  Journal of Economic Perspectives 33(3): 163-184
Copyright 2019, American Economic Association

On Shoulders of Giants
2018, Science 361(6408): 1195
Copyright 2018, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Standing on the Shoulders of Scotchmer: The Empirical Economics of Cumulative Innovation
With Jeffrey Furman, Fiona Murray, and Scott Stern
2017, in Stephen Maurer (editor),  On the Shoulders of Giants: 350-357.
Copyright 2017, Cambridge University Press

Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation: Evidence from Health Care Markets
2016, in Josh Lerner and Scott Stern (editors), Innovation Policy and the Economy Volume 16: 53-87.
Copyright 2016, University of Chicago Press
NBER working paper 21246

Innovation Inducement Prizes: Connecting Research to Policy
2012, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management  31(3): 752-776
Copyright 2012, Wiley-Blackwell

Incentivizing Innovation: Adding to the Tool Kit
With Michael Kremer 
2010, in Josh Lerner and Scott Stern (editors), Innovation Policy and the Economy, Volume 10: 1-17 
Copyright 2010, University of Chicago Press

Advance Market Commitments for Vaccines Against Neglected Diseases: Estimating Costs and Effectiveness
With Ernst Berndt, Rachel Glennerster, Michael Kremer, Jean Lee, Ruth Levine, and Georg Weizsäcker
2007, Health Economics 16(3): 491-511
Copyright 2007, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd 
NBER working paper # 11288

Creating Markets for Vaccines
With Rachel Glennerster and Michael Kremer 
2006, Innovations: Technology | Governance | Globalization 1(1): 67-79 
Copyright 2006, MIT Press

Advance Market Commitments: A Policy to Stimulate Investments in Vaccines for Neglected Diseases
With Owen Barder and Michael Kremer 
2006, The Economists' Voice 3(3): article 1 
Copyright 2006, Berkeley Electronic Press

The Price of Life
With Rachel Glennerster and Michael Kremer 
2005, Foreign Policy May/June: 26-27 
Copyright 2005, Foreign Policy